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  • Courtesy of Ankita Patil, MS, FICO.
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    Related: congenital, coloboma, lens
    Cataract/Anterior Segment

    Identify the defective structure-lens or zonules? Lens colobomas develop due to defective zonules in any segment, leading to a lack of tension on the lens capsule in this region and corresponding flattening of lens equator. The term lens coloboma is thus a misnomer as it is not the lens tissue but the zonules that are missing in that region.